Sunday, April 27, 2008

Your Call 042808 Controlling Contractors

After years of shocking revelations about their actions in war zones, what roles are contractors playing in America's diplomatic and military efforts? On the next Your Call we'll speak with contractors-turned-whistleblowers and a representative of what they are calling Peace Operation Companies about the laws that have changed, and which still don't apply. Did the bad press about murders, rapes and hefty bills cause a governmental rethink about contractors, or has business returned to normal in the fog of war? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Kevin Lanigan in Washington, DC
Director of the Law & Security Program at Human Rights First. He leads Human Rights First's efforts to ensure a greater understanding of and respect for human rights in U.S. national security policy.

Tara Lee in Reston, VA
Former Navy JAG and former Resident Fellow at the Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics at the United States Naval Academy. She currently practices law in the National Security Practice Group of a major U.S. law firm.

Jamie Leigh in Texas
Former contractor for KBR, a Halliburton subsidiary, in Iraq who sued KBR after she was allegedly raped by co-workers and imprisoned by her superiors. After two years of investigation, neither the Pentagon nor the Justice Department have filed charges.

Todd Kelley in Texas
Jamie Leigh's Lawyer

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